If you like this, here are some more operas at London Coliseum…
Rigoletto at London Coliseum – 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 25th February, 1st, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th March 2014
One of Verdi’s most popular operas, “Rigoletto” tells the tale of a hunchbacked court jester who dotes on his daughter Gilda in the colourful and corrupt world of 16th-century Mantua. But when the wealthy Duke of Mantua sets his sights on her, the course is set for tragedy.
Peter Grimes at London Coliseum – 29th January, 1st, 6th, 8th, 14th, 21st, 23rd and 27th February 2014
The disturbing story of prejudice and persecution is set in a small fishing village on the coast. Fisherman Peter Grimes already has an uneasy relationship with the other locals, and when his apprentice dies the community assumes that he is guilty. Britten’s haunting score rolls around with the churning sea and the changing moods of the landscape, resulting in an opera full of menace and beauty.
Rodelinda at London Coliseum – 28th February, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th and 15th March 2014
Handel’s operatic masterpiece, “Rodelinda”, is an epic story of love, power and mistaken identity. After Bertarido is driven from his kingdom by Grimoaldo, his wife (Rodelinda) presumes him to be dead. Grimoaldo then threatens to imprison her unless she agrees to marry him… but the exiled king returns in disguise.